On April 4, the 156 meter long, 4963 dwt passenger cargo vessel Nicobar ran aground on the Hooghly River near Kolkata, India. The Nicobar was departing Kolkata when ran aground blocking the channel. The passenger vessel was able to free itself and returned to Kolkata where it was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 111 meter long, 10959 dwt cargo vessel Hai Duong 09 capsized while in port at Visakhapatnam, India. The Hai Duong 09 had emptied its ballast tanks and dock workers had begun the loading a cargo of iron billets. After some 1200 metric tons of cargo had been loaded, the cargo shifted to starboard and developed a heavy list. The vessel struck the quay and partially capsized at the berth. Six of the 26 dock workers on board were injured during the incident. Reports state the cargo had been improperly loaded and not secured which resulted in the capsizing. Port authorities have stated that the cargo will be removed and the Hai Duong 09 will be righted. No details on damage to the quay or vessel and if any pollution was released in the incident.
On June 7, reports state the dredge Ibis has released pollution into the waters off Ullal, India. The dredge has been slowly sinking by the stern when a fuel tank was punctured by a large rock. There is a strong odor of diesel fuel in the air. Locals report other debris has also begun washing onto the beach.
Authorities had stated a team of experts were supposed to be at the wreck site by June 4, but did not arrive until the next day.
Another report states that authorities had been instructed to remove fuel and oil off the Ibis, but could not be attempted due to weather and rough seas. Thus, no fuel or oil has been removed from the dredge.